ESPN Odds: Titans-Texans Monday Night Football Spread Preview

Joe DuffyAnalyst INovember 23, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 08:  Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans passes agaisnt the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game on November 8, 2009 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Here is the official betting preview of the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans ESPN Monday Night Football. Bodog has Houston laying four points with a total of 48.

The Titans are 3-6 straight up and 4-6 to the number but they’ve won and covered three straight. Houston is 5-4 straight up and 5-3-1 against the spread, but just 1-2 at home versus the sportsbook number.

Houston has gone under the total in 5-of-6. Tennessee has gone over 6-of-8.

The Titans average a remarkable 5.3 yards per rush against teams normally allowing 4.2 but only 5.8 yards per pass to 6.3. However, the winning streak occurred after Vince Young took over for the inept Kerry Collins.

Defensively the Titans are allowing 4.4 yards per rush teams versus teams normally getting 4.2 and 6.0 yards per play to 5.8.

Houston is inept running the ball getting a pedestrian 3.3 yards per rush against teams normally allowing 4.2. However the Texans pass for 7.8 passing yards per attempt against teams normally allowing 6.5 and 5.9 yards per play to 5.5.

They allow 4.6 yards per rush to 4.4, 6.6 yards per pass to 6.4 and 5.8 yards per play to 5.5.

Against the spread records: Tennessee is 9-1 as underdogs of 3.5-10 points but they’ve dropped five straight against teams with a winning record. The Texans are 6-0 off ATS loss. The underdog has covered 9-of-12 in the series.

Over/under angles: Houston has gone over 12-3 off straight up loss and over 8-1 after getting less than 90 yards rushing last game.

Top expert pick on this game: The Center of the Handicapping Universe GodsTips is 16-8 the last 24 NFL spread side selections. Our only Wise Guy of the NFL week goes tonight on Tennessee and Houston. Just added are two NBA and two college basketball Click now to purchase

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